Already used for over 2,500 years in Chinese pharmacopoeia and in Ayurvedic medicine (India), this plant extract is increasingly used as food supplements.
In this article see what are the benefits of berberine beyond Type II diabetes.
Berberine is an alkaloid. An alkaloid substance is an organic chemical and alkalinity from certain plant species. Berberine is an alkaloid extracted from certain plants. Examples are:
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Like all alkaloids (cocaine, caffeine, morphine, caffeine ...), berberine in nature can be poisonous to its consumer.
Berberine and cardiovascular disease
Berberine reduced not only blood sugar but also blood lipids. Blood cholesterol, fat transported in blood is important in the production of steroid hormones in your body.
But as night excess, excess blood cholesterol will cause a plate deposition in the arteries. The artery walls are very thin and therefore will easily clog preventing or greatly limiting blood flow to the heart. This often leads to cardiovascular disease.
Gold berberine noted above stimulates the action of the enzyme aPKM (adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase) in food processing (glucose and lipids) into cellular energy.
In the same study (cited above) made in China by American and Chinese researchers and published in the American NCBI site, doctors have also looked closely at the action of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in the blood.
First of patients do not consume berberine and then on patients consuming berberine. Strength was observed to see that the LDL cholesterol greatly reduced under the action of berberine.
Indeed berberine melts the cholesterol in the arteries clusters.
Researchers have deduced from this study that berberine significantly reduces bad cholesterol.
Berberine also lowers triglycerides and in general the blood cholesterol levels. It is a substance that significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Berberine and type II diabetes
Berberine is little known to Western medicine. However, it is known and prized by traditional medicine in China and India. How can the berberine help treat type 2 diabetes?
In fact this molecule (berberine) promotes activation of the enzyme aPKM (Adenosine Mono Phosphate activated protein kinase) manufactured by the body. The enzyme aPKM is the basal metabolism regulator (2).
It generates and accelerates chemical reactions in the body. It is therefore a very important element in your metabolism. As for berberine, it stimulates the action of the enzyme aPKM (adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase) in the body.
Thus stimulating the enzyme produced by the body, berberine allows better processing and feed conversion (lipids and glucose) into cellular energy in your body.
In type 2 diabetes, people have insulin resistance, which prevents the cells to absorb glucose from the blood. By consuming extracts of berberine, the cells absorb more glucose.
Moreover, insulin sensitivity is greatly reduced. Not to mention that berberine consumption significantly reduces glucose production by the liver.
In a study conducted in China of 84 adult patients, the researchers demonstrated the positive effects of berberine only 3 months patients who consumed berberine.
In the group of patients who used metformin, the results observed on the health of patients were quite slow.
Wondering how it was not known earlier. Well it's a question of money at stake. Indeed, pharmaceutical industries refuse to face the truth.
Several joint studies have demonstrated the action of berberine on patients with type 2 diabetes It is much better than metformin. In addition berberine has no side effects unlike metformin.
Please understand that this means for the pharmaceutical business completely.
In the United States, Dr. Julian Whitaker swears by this plant extract. He recommends that patients and treats his own patients with berberine for decades. It also fights for the recognition of this molecule and its popularization in the pharmaceutical industry.
A powerful antifungal
Your gut flora is populated by good bacteria to balance. These are eg bifidobacteria and others. These bacteria are very important for a good immune system (5).
They also help the assimilation of certain vitamins in the body. Furthermore, they cleanse the body of toxins and waste that the body consumes. These bacteria exist in significant quantities when we are healthy.
However, a proliferation of bad bacteria in the intestinal flora can develop and result in the elimination of the good bacteria. Our equilibrium is threatened (called dysbiosis). These fungi and yeasts such as Candida albicans them are harmful for the intestinal flora. Hence the use of this powerful natural antifungal.
The dysbiosis generally result from lactose intolerance, consumption of certain antibiotics and medicine in general.
You can also have a dysbiosis when you have an unbalanced diet, when you consume your meals in a hurry, have an intolerance to some plants ...
Candida albicans is a cause of widespread infection that also create a lot of problems with digestive tracts.
Ayurvedic medicine (India) uses plants with a high concentration of berberine to treat Candida albicans and in general any problems with digestion.
Indeed the action of berberine on aPKM enzyme (adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase), the system controller can treat and prevent digestive problems.
An interesting extract for weight loss
You guessed it from the start. Berberine has a destructive effect on fats. Not only at that store fat around your arteries.
But also against fat that crystallize in your abdomen and other tissues. It stimulates aPKM (Adenosine Mono Phosphate activated protein kinase) to convert lipids and glucose into cellular energy.
By thus multiplying the action of this enzyme body, berberine accelerates the dissolution of the lipids in the body in general.
In this study conducted in March 2012, it was given to obese people consume 3 months extracts of berberine.
The dose was 300g to eat three times a day. The researchers were able to detect that berberine inhibited the action of fat in the abdominal region, preventing them from crystallizing.
Which concluded that berberine can be used to reduce obesity and overweight problems.
Berberine organic and hypertension
The strength of berberine is its action on the aPKM which is relative to the immune system in general. Thus influencing this rather sensitive enzyme, berberine causes reactions at several levels of the organization.
People with hypertension can also consume dietary supplements containing berberine to lower their blood pressure.
In a published study involving 330 patients over 12 weeks, it has been demonstrated the effectiveness of berberine to bring down blood pressure. The subjects consuming berberine have not seen their cases improve.
While those consuming berberine had their cases improve. But first, wiser it is to talk to your doctor.
Uses and against use of berberine
The extract of berberine we advise bio is yellow and has a bitter taste.
Given the chemical effects of berberine which is sometimes a poison, I recommend you to consume in large quantities containing the plants.
The dose of berberine to consume in a day ranges from 500mg-2000mg for better effects. This dose should not be taken at once. But in small doses during the day.
Given its effect on lipids and glucose in the body, it is better to consume berberine during meals or just before. Indeed it is better during meals.
In addition, excessive consumption of berberine can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps. It is the same if you eat between meals.
Berberine is hypoglycemic. Strong berberine consumption can therefore cause hypoglycaemia. So ask your doctor for advice if you want to use in your treatment.
30% of people with diabetes through depression and 10% in major depression.
Diabetes and depression: risk factors
A depression is defined as a state of permanent sadness with loss of interest and pleasure for the usually popular activities.
Different factors or conditions predispose the patient to develop depression:
Being a woman or a teenager;
Being isolated or in a state of social insecurity;
Having poorly controlled diabetes or complications;
Suffering from diabetes for a long time.
The announcement of the disease is also a crucial time. The patient must mourn his "normal" life. It can go through a phase of bewilderment and revolt, and finally depression.
Depression and diabetes: the gear
Depression causes fatigue and lack of motivation. It can be responsible for the divestment of the patient for treatment, or alcohol or tobacco consumption. The complications that follow aggravate diabetes, plunging the patient into a deeper depression.
To know ! Depression itself promote diabetes: the risk of developing diabetes is doubled when associated with depression and predisposition to diabetes.
Berberine helps effectively combatre depression.